Tag: General Manager Sam-Erik Ruttman

On Covid-19 and the future of hospitality: Sam-Erik Ruttman

Back in the 1990’s and until the early 2000’s Swedish-Finnish hotelier Sam-Erik Ruttman was a well-known face within Bangkok’s expatriate community. Then, working for Dusit Hotels & Resorts he was appointed to manage their Phuket-based property, where ScandAsia interviewed him in 2004. Sam-Erik then continued with the Thai hospitality brand’s expansion into the Middle East,…

The best routine to have is no routine at all: Sam-Erik Ruttmann

Managing and training nearly 350 Thai locals how to achieve a five-star level; experiencing the ‘Thai way’ of things; hosting cocktail parties for Koreans, Japanese, or guests from Kazakhstan; visiting travel trade shows to do marketing; as well as running an elephant foundation are everyday duties for General Manager Sam-Erik Ruttman. And sometimes he gets…